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Us and Them? : A History of Intolerance in America - Jim Carnes

Us and Them?

A History of Intolerance in America

Paperback

Published: 8th April 1999
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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Us and Them illuminates the dark corners of our nation's past and traces our ongoing efforts to live up to the American ideals of equality and justice. Fourteen case studies--enhanced through the use of original documents, historical photos, newly commissioned paintings, and dramatic narrative--bring readers a first-hand account of the history and psychology of intolerance. We read about Mary Dyer, executed for her Quaker faith in Boston in 1660. We learn how the Mormons were expelled from Missouri in 1838. The attack on Chinese miners in Wyoming in 1885, the battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, the Ku Klux Klan activities in Mobile, Alabama in 1981, and the Crown Heights riot in 1991 are among the memorable episodes presented in clear, evocative language that brings to life history that is often forgotten or slighted.

"This balanced account belongs in all libraries."--Library Lane "Effectively presents stories of intolerance from colonial times to the present."--The Horn Book Guide "Each chapter in this excellent history focuses in depth on one individual's experience or on a particular episode of bigotry.... The large-size volume has a handsome, readable design.... Should get widespread use, both for classroom discussion and for personal reading."--Booklist "This balanced account belongs in all libraries."--Library Lane "Effectively presents stories of intolerance from colonial times to the present."--The Horn Book Guide "Each chapter in this excellent history focuses in depth on one individual's experience or on a particular episode of bigotry.... The large-size volume has a handsome, readable design.... Should get widespread use, both for classroom discussion and for personal reading."--Booklist "Should be in every secondary school library."--Kliatt

ISBN: 9780195131253
ISBN-10: 0195131258
Audience: General
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 8th April 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.55